Sears expands ‘Scrubology’ shops
Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings has expanded the availability of its in-store professional apparel shop to 91 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. The concept, called, "Scrubology," is already open in 39 stores and offers work apparel and uniforms for professionals in industrial, service and healthcare fields.
The concept is a partnership with Work ‘N Gear.
"Sears Holdings is pleased thus far with the performance of the Scrubology concept,” said Dave Schuvie, VP licensed businesses for Sears Holdings. “This venture with Work ‘N Gear and the development of this unique ‘store-within-a-store’ concept has allowed us to provide additional value to our customers."
The expansion of 52 new Scrubology locations inside select Sears and Kmart locations will occur by May, said the company.
Target begins remodels of 90 stores to expand fresh food offering
Minneapolis — Target Corp. said it has initiated remodels to expand the fresh food offerings at 90 stores across the nation, with the work expected to be completed on June 24, 2012.
The June stores will be the second of three cycles of remodels for Target this year. Stores scheduled for the June remodel cycle span markets across the country, from Des Moines, Iowa, to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
By the end of the year, more than 1,100 Target stores will offer the expanded fresh food layout.
Beyond the grocery aisles, most of Target’s new and remodeled general merchandise stores also feature updates in other areas. The beauty aisles feature a more visual environment, while the home department offers easier navigation with wider aisles and lower product displays. The shoe department is now more comfortable with additional seating and mirrors, and the baby department is easier to shop with broader visibility between baby gear, supplies and apparel.
Pompei A.D. promotes Vanessa Rose to CMO
New York — Pompei A.D. announced that Vanessa Rose has been promoted to chief marketing officer.
Previously, Rose was executive director of business development at Pompei A.D. As CMO, she will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s current expansion in the United States including Hawaii, as well as globally in Dubai and throughout Asia.